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Insights that the writers have provided and arranged them by subject rather than by author The book is divided into four parts The Writer A Profile including the sections On Reading On Work Habits On the Audi ence etc; Part II is Technical Matters On Style On Plot etc; Part III is Different Forms On Biography On Journalism; and Part IV is The Writer's Life covering topics like conferences courses and teaching along with a section in which writers provided portraits of other writers         The Writer's Chapbook is a fund of observations by writers on writing These range from marvel ous one liners Eugene O'Neill on critics I love every bone in their heads; T. A book to read while you are reading other books not to mention writing if you happen to have that habit All taken from Paris Review interviews these short to longish

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The Writer's Chapbook A Compendium of Fact Opinion Wit and Advice from the Twentieth Century's Preeminent Writers

The first issue of The Paris Review in 1953 included an interview on the craft of writing with E M Forster perhaps the greatest living author of the time Subseuent issues carried interviews with among others François Mauriac Graham Greene Irwin Shaw William Styron Ralph Ellison and William Faulkner; in the intervening years many of the world's most significant writers Ezra Pound Robert Frost Ernest Hemingway John Updike and John Dos Passos sat down with The Paris Review Many of the interviews have been collected in a series of volumes entitled Writers at Work From these interviews The Paris Review's editor George Plimpton has selected the best and most illuminating. I m not a fan of inspirational uote books and the out of context one liners zipping around social media drive me nuts but I love this book Some of the entries are shor

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S Eliot on editors I suppose some editors are failed writers but so are most writers to expositions on plot character and the technical process of putting pen to paper and doing it for a living I don't even have a plot says Norman Mailer; Paul Bowles describes writing in bed; Toni Morrison talks about inventing characters; and Edward Albee and Tom Wolfe explain where they discovered the titles for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Bonfire of the Vanities        This book is a treasure But beware What is true for the Writers at Work series holds for The Writer's Chapbook even a reader who picks it up intending just to dip into it might not emerge for da. It took me forever to read it just because the short segments made it easy to put down in favor of oh say a novel But it is a delightful compilation so because it was


10 thoughts on “The Writer's Chapbook A Compendium of Fact Opinion Wit and Advice from the Twentieth Century's Preeminent Writers

  1. says:

    A collection of uotes from mostly famous writers The uotes are organized by themes in about 40 sections ranging from “On Work Habits” and “On Character” to “On Short Stories” and “On Peers” The larger organization of the book is A Profile of the Author Habits Revising Critics; Technical Matters

  2. says:

    I'm not a fan of inspirational uote books and the out of context one liners zipping around social media drive me nuts but I love this book Some of the entries are short but others are full blown vignettes all extra

  3. says:

    The book is a collection of observations about writing from some well known writers The writers are all over the map in a good sense My favorite uotes from various authors• “circling the typewriter getting ready to write”• “poetry is a language within a language” • “The first discipline in poetry

  4. says:

    The Writer's Chapbook is a delightful book composed of uotes from great writers of the 20th century culled from The Paris Review about

  5. says:

    Exactly what it says it is a compendium What do you get when you listen to a slew of writers voicing their opinions on a variety of subject? Just that a bunch of opinions some helpful some wishy washy many conflicting view

  6. says:

    A book to read while you are reading other

  7. says:

    who can argue with tenessee williams eudora welty f oconnor k a porter truman capote hemingway about what it mean

  8. says:

    It took me forever to read it just because the short segments made it easy to put down in favor of oh say a novel But it is a delightful compilation so because it was published in 1989 so there are writers included that have faded others that are still underrated But always wonderful Kind of wish I had a hard back edition it's already showin

  9. says:

    I will be eternally grateful to my beloved father Sam Winograd for giving me this book of uotes anecdotes and reflections from writers on writing I like this uote from writer John Irving A writer is a vehicle I feel the story I am writing existed before I existed

  10. says:

    Every novelist and poet should read this book In the dark of night when you're sure it's all junk and you're feeling like an idiot a